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Florida State Fills Empty Schedule Spot With Savannah State

West Virginia pulled out of their scheduled matchup with Florida State at the eleventh hour this offseason, and the Seminoles have replaced them in the schedule with Savannah State.

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The Florida State Seminoles had an empty spot on their schedule after West Virginia pulled out of their agreed math cup earlier this offseason. According to to our Florida State Seminoles blog Tomahawk Nation, the Seminoles will fill that empty spot with Savannah State. The following is from a press release sent out by the school.

"I know our administration was frustrated by West Virginia's decision and I can tell all our fans that we've done everything we could to explore all the options for a home game," said head coach Jimbo Fisher. "I believe the plans are for the ACC to go to a nine-game conference schedule once Pitt and Syracuse begin play. With Florida always on the schedule, it will leave us just two non-conference games every year so scheduling BCS teams will be more challenging from here on out for everybody."

Savannah State obviously isn't in the same caliber of school as West Virginia, but as Tomahawk Nation points out, the BCS removed the strength of schedule portion of it's algorithm in 2004. But it will hurt them because they aren't able to earn some respect from the voters with a substantial out of conference win.

For more on this new contest and all things Florida State athletics, please head over to the aforementioned Tomahawk Nation.

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